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RoadMaster Active Suspension Kit Installation

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

The ROADMASTER is a load absorber and will assist with the load carrying ability as stated by the manufacturer with enhanced stability, provided the fitting instructions are followed correctly. The Roadmaster Active Suspension kit must never be fitted while the vehicle is standing with the rear wheels on the ground. In this position the rear leaf springs will be under load and the Roadmaster coil tension spring settings cannot be achieved, resutting in the Roadmaster not working correctly.

When fitting to a vehicle on the ground
1) With the vehicle on a level surface, place blocks on either side of the front wheels to prevent the vehicle rolling, jack up rear of vehicle under the diff, using a trolley jack of the correct capaciry and then place jack stands under the axle to take the load. lower vehicle onto stanos. next remove wheels, for access to the leaf springs. When fitting to avehicle using a lift thatwill allow the rear axle to hang free without restriction raise vehicle on lift and place two support stands under the axle to support the full weight of the rear suspension, it is not necessary to remove the wheels.
2) Assemble cup bearing (b) onto cap screw (a) with the dome of the cup bearing facing the threads. position the cap screw through the recessed dimple hole in the axle anchor bracket {f) ensure that the dome of the cup bearing (b) fits correctly into the dimple hole. attach a nut on the cap screw and screw to the fullest extent of the thread. The unthreaded part of the cap screw will allow the desired free play once the kit is assembled on the vehicle. when this assembly is completed, apply a coating of grease on the domed side of the cup bearing. When fitting to vehicles where the nuts on the u/bolts are located below the leaf spring
3) Loosen the u/bolt nuts so that the u/bolts can be raseo, this will allow the axle anchor bracket (n to be positioned on top of the leaf spring. The 22mm hole ln the bracket (f) must be located directly overthe leaf spring center locating bolt nut. should there be a u/bolt locating plate on top of the leaf spring, this plate must be relocated as shown in the illustration, on top the bmcket (f). Once the axle, anchor bracket (f) is in place and aligned with the leaf spring, securely tighten the u/bolt nuts and repeat on the other side leaf spring when fitting to a ford
4) loosen the nuts on the u/bolts, raise the uibolt plate and position the axle anchor bracket (f) under the plate and on top of the leaf spring. The 22mm hole ln the bracket (f) must be located directly over the leaf spring center locating nut. With the axle anchor bmcket {f) in place and aligned with the leaf spring, re-position the u/bolt plate and securely re.tighten the u/bolt nuts. repeat on the other side leaf spring.

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